“It’s important to exfoliate your cuticles regularly, especially if you have dry skin. But you don’t have to wait for your manicurist to do this—just rub your nails with a wash cloth in the shower, pushing back and rubbing in a circular motion. The moist air in the shower will help soften the cuticle so you can clean it and remove dead skin easier.” —Lisa Jachno, a celebrity manicurist based in California Here are some surprising things your nails can reveal about your health.
Dark, dramatic shades such as red and purple can stain nails yellow if you leave them on for more than two weeks. Use an acetone nail polish remover (or a nonacetone remover followed by lemon juice) to remove stains. When you polish, use a clear base coat first. But if your discolored nails are also thick, brittle, or curled, you may have a fungal infection. Skip the polish and head over to your doctor's office instead.
A “Signature Pedicure” with the Shellac system which features a Base Coat, Color Coat and Top Coat. Together with a UV lamp, these comprise the breakthrough in resilient color that remains flawless for two weeks. 14-Day Wear. Zero Dry Time. Mirror Finish.For anyone who already has the Shellac polish on their toe nails, includes removal of previous Shellac application followed by a “Signature Pedicure” and re-application of the Shellac system.
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Tin Oxide. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Black 2 (CI 77266)[nano].
"Excess exposure to chemicals such as those found in household cleaners can lead to weakened enhancements or brittle natural nails. I always recommend wearing protective gloves to protect both the enhancement, your natural nails and the surrounding skin from weakening, which could lead to painful breakage. Restoring hydration after the treatment and during the wear time will help a lot of the problems that can arise from the dip powder enhancements. Try to apply cuticle oils and high quality moisturizers multiple times a day."

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In cold weather, bring plastic wrap to your pedicure to help avoid smudges. Before you leave the salon, ask the technician to put a layer of cuticle oil on your newly polished toes. Then wind the plastic wrap around them before you put tights, socks, or shoes back on. Pedicure socks have openings for toes and can be worn with flip-flops. Or slip your feet into special pedicure boots that have a front flap that leaves your toes exposed.

People have been pedicuring their nails for more than 4,000 years. In southern Babylonia, noblemen used solid gold tools to give themselves manicures and pedicures. The use of fingernail polish can be traced back even further. Originating in China in 3000 BC, nail color indicated one’s social status, according to a Ming Dynasty manuscript; royal fingernails were painted black and red. Ancient Egyptians have been manicuring all the way back to 2300 BC.


Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120). MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Black 2 (CI 77266)[nano], Red 7 (CI 15850), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (CI 77007).
If you want a long-lasting manicure without the commitment (or potential damage) of acrylic nails, a gel manicure is a great option. All the steps of a basic manicure are taken, except a special polish that requires curing under a UV light is also applied. This lasts days longer than the polish used for a basic manicure, and is less prone to chipping.
A paraffin manicure is a must for anyone with dry or overworked hands. Paraffin wax is used to infuse the skin with instantaneous moisture, leaving it smooth and supple. It also includes a stimulating hand massage and finishes with a chic basic manicure polish look. Some paraffin treatments include various oils, like grape seed oil, for extra moisturizing benefits.
If you stop thinking about your manicure the second you step out of the salon door, you'll want to give it just a little more thought. Regularly treating your tips to nourishing nail or cuticle oil, as well as moisturizing with lotions will "prevent nails from drying out and splitting," according to Cosmopolitan magazine, because "the less moisture your nails and cuticles have, the more likely they are to break and tear."

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Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Black 2 (CI 77266)[nano], Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000).
Nail polish is considered a hazardous waste by some regulatory bodies such as the Los Angeles Department of Public Works.[30] Many countries have strict restrictions on sending nail polish by mail.[31][32] The "toxic trio" are currently being phased out, but there are still components of nail polish that could cause environmental concern. Leaking out of the bottle into the soil could cause contamination in ground water.[33][34] Chromium(III) oxide green and Prussian blue are common in nail polish and have shown evidence of going through chemical degradation, which could have a detrimental effect on health.[citation needed]

Maggie was extremely friendly & welcoming. The salon was very warm and inviting. They were able to a...ccommodate me immediately for a maincure and pedicure. After a long day of traveling it was nice to be pampered and just treated so nicely, considering I'm not going to be a regular customer, as I stated upon arrival. Thank you for making my long day relaxing. See More
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Black 2 (CI 77266)[nano].
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this OPI Cajun Shrimp nail polish color. I picked it out at the salon when I went to get my piggies painted and knew I had chosen wisely! It's a perfect combo of red, with just a dash of coral, which means it goes well with EVERYTHING. You know how some corals are just TOO orangey? This one isn't. Much more of an actual red undertone. What more can I say? We all know OPI polishes rock, and this has to be my new fave, second only to my all time favorite color, "I'm Not Really a Waitress".
Rushing through each coat will cause your mani to erode faster — as well as using too thick a layer, both of which happen all too often in busy salons. "You absolutely must let each layer — base coat, first polish application, second polish application and top coat — dry completely before doing the next," said nail expert Deborah Lippmann, who told Harper's Bazaar magazine, "When you paint on your next coat before the layer before is fully dry, you get peeling in sheets."
After using it a few times, I thought I should note that with two coats, it still looks pretty streaky and the polish is a bit too thick to get a really even coat each time. The picture shows what it looks like after three coats, what I'm unable to show is that it's still not completely hardened after a coat of Seche Vite fast-drying top coat and 45 minutes. I'm going to add a few drops of OPI polish thinner and try again... I'll update if I can get it to go on better after thinning slightly.
But getting gel manicures all the time is horrible for your nail's health, explains Katie Jane Hughes, global color ambassador for Butter London, who told TODAY, "The thing I like least about gel manicures is the removal process. Removing gels weakens the nail bed as it's most sensitive when wet. The manicurist will most likely scrub at your nail with a metal tool to remove the gel polish, which can damage the nail bed very easily. Also, the UV light used for gels is not healthy for your nails."

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Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Black 2 (CI 77266)[nano], Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). 
^ "Dangers of Nail Polish – Toxic Chemicals in your nail polish". TorquayHeraldExpress.co.uk. Local World, Ltd. 1 April 2014. Archived from the original on 5 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014. With inviting names such as peaches and cream or Caramel Smoothie, you are led away from the potential dangers of these polishes, with some ingredients that are known cancer causing chemicals and those toxic to the nervous system. The top three chemicals of concern are toluene, dibutyl phthalate (dbp) and formaldehyde – the so called 'toxic trio'.
Every woman knows how painful it is to accidentally smudge your eyeliner after finally perfecting your cat eye, spill droplets of coffee on a light t-shirt, and worst of them all, walk around with chipped nail polish. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars each month on gel manicures to avoid chipped nails but as a result, my love affair with gel manicures left me with cracked, fragile nails.
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